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Talk about the Six Senses

The Five Senses

The five senses are sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell. What is sometimes referred to as a ‘sixth sense’ (or extrasensory perception) is a power to be aware of things independently of the five physical senses – a kind of supernatural sense. The five verbs referring to the senses are modified by an adjective rather than an adverb.

He looks dreadful. The trip sounds marvelous. The cake tastes good. It felt strange. The soup smelt delicious.


Yesterday I glanced out of the window and noticed a policeman observing a house opposite through binoculars. I thought I glimpsed a man inside the house. Then I saw that there was man peering into the window of the same house. I gazed at them wondering what they were doing. Suddenly the policeman stopped staring through his binoculars. He went to arrest the other man as he started to climb into the house through the window. I realized that I had witnessed a crime.


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sweet (honey) – salty (crisps) – bitter (strong coffee) – sour (vinegar) – spicy (Indian food)

If you say something tastes hot it may mean spicy rather than not cold. If a curry, say, is not particularly hot, then it is mild. Food can be tasty, but tasteful refers to furnishings, architecture or a style of dressing or behavior. The opposite of both is tasteless.


She poked in the ribs with her elbow to wake me up.

He stroked the cat and patted the dog.

She tapped him on the shoulder.

He grasped my hand and we ran.

She grabbed her phone and ran to the bus stop.

The thief snatched her handbag and disappeared into the crowd.

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Please handle the goods with great care.


Very unpleasant: stinking, foul-smelling, putrid, musty, pungent

Pleasant: fragrant aromatic sweet-smelling perfumed/scented

Sixth Sense

telepathy – experiencing someone else’s feelings even though you are apart

premonition – knowing something is going to happen before it occurs

intuition – instinctive understanding

déjà vu – an inexplicable feeling that you have already been somewhere or experienced something before

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